… of Santa’s Shoeboxes.
A big thanks to Marcia for raising awareness about this project on her blog. I initially signed up for 2 boys (I read that teenage boys were most likely to be the last to be selected or not selected at all) because I root for the under-dog. I got a bee in my bonnet (is that appropriate in this context, but you get the gist) and signed up for one teenage girl. I must confess the girl was very easy to shop for, my girl box was bursting at the seams. My 19-year-old sister even chipped in and bought a t-shirt for one of the teenage boys and helped with choosing a lot of stuff that went in the boxes. Plus I got a few colleagues to also sign up, but I think only one of them eventually did follow through – I know because I dropped off her box. I need to push harder next year
I documented the whole process in pictures from start to finish. NO SURPRISES there 🙂 😉
From plain old shoeboxes
to beautiful gift boxes
I have to tell you, it was a beehive of activities in this make-shift Santa’s grotto, but a very heart-warming one. Lots of people coming to drop off , most with multiple boxes.
I am looking forward to taking part and if possible volunteering at the drop off centre even if for a few hours next year.
Hope your Tuesday is going well thus far?